Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
University of Texas at Brownsville, The
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Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Introduction - Why Study Geology? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
Sarah Andrews is a geologist who has also written a series of successful mystery novels featuring (naturally) a geologist who solves crimes in her spare time. Students read her article, "Why Study Geology?", then write and essay addressing points listed in the Writing Prompt. After this, students are introduced to the process of Calibrated Peer Review and evaluate their papers.
Mass Extinctions and the Fossil Record part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Activities
This is a writing assignment for historical geology. Students submit online and peer-review their work.
Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Discovering Dinosaurs part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
In this activity, students write an essay on the history of scientific discoveries in the field of dinosaur paleontology. Some links to web sources on the topic are provided. Students need to address particular questions listed on the activity page. The essays are then evaluated via Calibrated Peer Review.
Calibrate Peer ReviewTM: Petroleum Geology of the Persian Gulf Region part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
In this assignment, students explore the origin and distribution of oil and gas in a region of global significance, the Middle East (in particular, the Persian Gulf region), including the geologic history and the socio-political and environmental issues associated with hydrocarbon exploration and production. They walk through an online case study and then write an essay addressing important point of what they learned. The Calibrated Peer Review interface is then used to give feedback on the essays.
Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Kerguelen Plateau, Southern Indian Ocean - Geologic History of A Large Igneous Province part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Peer Review:Examples
This activity explores the significance and geologic history of the Kerguelen Plateau Large Igneous Province, as revealed by Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Legs 120 and 183. After they examine all the source material (links provided in the activity page), the students write an essay addressing the important points of what they learned. The Calibrated Peer Review interface is then used to give feedback on the essays.
Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Paleontology:Courses
The geologic history of the Earth and its inhabitants as revealed by fossil record with emphasis on North America.